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Born: Nov 03, 1918

Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2018

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LYDIA EMMA DODDS (nee STRIKE) November 3, 1918 January 9, 2018 An elegant and feisty lady, Lydia Emma Dodds died peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 with her dear friends Linda and Marge at her side. Lydia will be lovingly remembered by her step son Jim Dodds (Sydney) and family of New Westminster, B.C.; her very cherished friends; her nephews Tom Strike as well as other numerous nieces and nephews across Canada. Lyd was predeceased by her husband James Dodds, her seven siblings and her stepson George Dodds. Lydia was born on November 3, 1918 in Morris, Manitoba and as a young girl moved to Winnipeg with her family. Lydia was active in her church, loved singing and the drama club. She was s stylish and independent woman from beginning to end. She was hard working and her career took her to Regina and then back to Winnipeg. Lydia married widower James Dodds-"the catch of Elmwood"- in 1961 and instantly became a step mom to Jimmy and George. Lydia and Jim created a wonderful life together: enjoying their family home on Noble Avenue and spending winters in Arizona where Lydia enjoyed golf, aerobics and entertaining. Lyd and Jim's passion however was travel and they literally cruised the world together- a favorite activity Lydia continued with after Jim's death well into her eighties. Lydia was tremendously proud that she lived on her own in her apartment until one month before her 99th birthday. She loved a good laugh and socializing with friends and family. She faced her health challenges with grace and determination always fiercely guarding her privacy and independence. The funeral for Lydia will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at Glen Eden Cemetery. KLASSEN Funeral Home 1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB (204) 338 0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2018

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  • We were next door neighbours of Jim and Lydia for a number of years, and kept in touch. Lydia, Wally Martens and I just to do lunches together once in a while. Always enjoyable. We ended up to be in the same apartment that they were in. I would stop in sometimes,and she was always so cheerful and wanted to do everything herself. We were not home when she passed, but we remember both of them fondly our Condolences to the family. Peter and Betty Braun - Posted by: Peter and Betty Braun (Friends and neighbors from Noble) on: Jul 28, 2018

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